Wednesday, February 6, 2013

pink and white baby shower cookies and macarons


To go along with the elephant baby shower cake that I made for my friend Helen's baby shower, I also made elephant cookies, onesie cookies, and pink strawberry macarons for the dessert table!

For the elephant cookies, I used my favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes.  Once the dough was chilled, I rolled it out, cut out my elephants, then baked them at 350F for 10-12 minutes.


Once they were cooled, I outlined them with pink stiff royal icing, and then filled them in with pink runny royal icing.


After letting the cookies dry for a few hours, I used a darker shade of pink to pipe the outline and the ears, and then the eyes with black royal icing.


For the onesie cookies, which I've made several times in different colors (see here, here, and here), I followed the same steps, except that I made them white with pink outlines, and little pink heart in the center of each onesie.



Then I let the cookies dry overnight, before wrapping them in cellophane bags tied with raffia and a custom favor tag.


Next for the macarons!  For the macaron shells, I used the same recipe as I did here, but made them pink with strawberry filling like I did here.  Except I made them a darker pink.  Then I piped them on a silpat, and let them rest for 20 minutes before baking them.


They came out of the oven with beautiful ruffled feet!


Then I filled them with cream cheese buttercream mixed with fresh strawberry puree.


You can click here to see more pictures of the baby shower, which was featured on the Hostess With The Mostess blog!


19 comments:

  1. The cookies are so cute and your Macarons look perfect!

    Regards Catrin

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    1. @lovelife - thanks so much catrin!!! :)

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  2. Everything looks so good...i tried make macarons couple times,but i still didnt get the tricks...one day,mayke....LOL

    XOXO

    Sharon

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    1. @Shapalmas - thank you! and keep trying with the macarons! they are finicky but so worth it! :)

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  3. gosh i wish i could bake like this! My friend has asked me to bake for her baby shower, i fear embarrassing myself...

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  4. Your cookies and macarons are ultra perfect! I wish I could sink my teeth into one of each. I haven't tried macarons yet, but it is on my list and your flavor combinations sound perfect. What a lovely shower.

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    1. @Jacqueline - thank you! you should definitely try macarons, they are well worth it!

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  5. I love the pink macarons! Great job on the cookies too!

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  6. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

    ontendency.blogspot.com

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  7. These macarons look amazing! I've heard that they are extremely hard to make but you make it look so easy. Would you mind sending the recipe to kellyalew@gmail.com?

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    1. @Kelly Lew - sure no problem! will send you an email!

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  9. wow!!! hi! I found your site, I am a food blogger Italian, this cookies and macarons are great!

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    1. thanks @Julia ! :) i'm so glad you found my site!

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  10. Your cookies look perfect for a baby shower. Creating customized treats like cookies is just one of those things that seems so simple but it really goes a long way in adding to any occasion. Nice work!

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  11. Wow, these are so cute! My friend has just had a baby so I may give these a try for her, sure she'll love them. Beautiful macaroons too x

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    1. @Lauren TCF - thank you! can't wait to see how yours turns out! :)

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